1 being nothing more than specified; "a mere child" [syn: mere(a)]
2 apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth" [syn: bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)] n : a small pond of standing water
Etymology 1mere, from , from . Cognate with Dutch meer, German Meer, Norwegian mar; and (from Indo-European) with Latin mare, Breton mor, Russian море.
- The sea.
- In the context of "dialectal|or|literary": A pool or lake; a marsh.
- A boundary; a boundary-marker.
Etymology 3meer, from mier, from merus.
- A Maori war-club.
EtymologyFrom , from . Cognate with Old Saxon meri (Dutch meer), Old High German meri (German Meer), Old Norse marr (Swedish mar). The IE root is also the source of Latin mare, Old Irish muir (Breton mor), Old Church Slavonic море (Russian море), Lithuanian mãre.
- English: mere
Nounmere n p
- Plural of măr
Mere has several different meanings:
LanguageMere refers to 'my' in Hindi/Urdu
Geographic termMere is a frequently-found element in English place names:
- Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian war criminal
mere in Spanish: Mere
absolute, austere, bare, basic, chaste, elementary, essential, fundamental, homely, homespun, homogeneous, indivisible, irreducible, just, monolithic, of a piece, only, plain, primal, primary, pure, pure and simple, scant, severe, sheer, simon-pure, simple, single, spare, stark, unadorned, uncluttered, undifferenced, undifferentiated, undiluted, unenhanced, uniform, unmitigated, unmixed